Each  chakra is located throughout our body so that it correlates to specific  body ailment and physical dysfunctions; each energy center also houses  our mental and emotional strengths. When we have a physical issue, it  creates weaknesses in our emotional behavior. When we release the stale  energy from the body, it can undo any tightness, stiffness, or  malfunction of that area.  

The clearing of the energy can also  balance our emotional state of mind. The Chakra Mind-Body Balance is a  two-way street: if there are certain fears and emotions we are holding  on to, we experience physical restrictions, too.  

If you have  achiness or stiffness, or certain reoccurring emotions and fears, read  along and you may find out which chakra is affected or blocked.  

1st or Root Chakra 

Sits at the base of your spine, at your tailbone.  

Physical  imbalances in the root chakra include problems in the legs, feet,  rectum, tailbone, immune system, male reproductive parts and prostrate  gland. Those with imbalances here are also likely to experience issues  of degenerative arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, eating disorders, and  constipation.  

Emotional imbalances include feelings affecting our  basic survival needs: money, shelter and food; ability to provide for  life’s necessities. When this chakra is balance, you feel supported, a sense of connection and safety to the physical world, and grounded. The lesson of this chakra is self-preservation; we have a right to be here.  

2nd or Sacral Chakra 

Located two inches below your navel.  

Physical  imbalances include sexual and reproductive issues, urinary problems,  kidney dysfunctions, hip, pelvic and low back pain.  

Emotional  imbalances include our commitment to relationships. Our ability to  express our emotions. Our ability to have fun, play based on desires,  creativity, pleasure, sexuality. Fears of impotence, betrayal,  addictions. When this chakra is balanced, we have an ability to take  risks, we are creative, we are committed. We are passionate, sexual and  outgoing. The lesson of this chakra is to honor others.  

3rd or Solar Plexus Chakra 

Located three inches above your navel.  

Physical  imbalances include digestive problems, liver dysfunction, chronic  fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, pancreas and  gallbladder issues, colon diseases. Emotional imbalances include  issues of personal power and self-esteem, our inner critic comes out.  Fears of rejection, criticism, physical appearances. When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive, confident. The lesson of this chakra is self-acceptance.  

4th or Heart Chakra 

Located at the heart.  

Physical  imbalances include asthma, heart disease, lung disease, issues with  breasts, lymphatic systems, upper back and shoulder problems, arm and  wrist pain. Emotional imbalances include issues of the heart;  over-loving to the point of suffocation, jealousy, abandonment, anger,  bitterness. Fear of loneliness. When this chakra is balanced we feel joy, gratitude, love and compassion, forgiveness flows freely, trust is gained. The lesson of this chakra is I Love.  

5th or Throat Chakra 

Located at the throat.  

Physical  imbalances include thyroid issues, sore throats, laryngitis, TMJ, ear  infections, ulcers, any facial problems (chin, cheek, lips, tongue  problems) neck and shoulder pain. Emotional imbalances include issues  of self-expression through communication, both spoken or written. Fear  of no power or choice. No willpower or being out of control.  

When  this chakra is balanced, we have free flowing of words, expression,  communication. We are honest and truthful yet firm. We are good  listeners. The lesson of this chakra is to speak up and let your voice be heard.  

6th or Third Eye Chakra 

Located in the middle of the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead.  

Physical imbalances include headaches, blurred vision, sinus issues, eyestrain, seizures, hearing loss, hormone function. Emotional  imbalances include issues with moodiness, volatility, and  self-reflection; An inability to look at ones own fears, and to learn  from others. Day-dream often and live in a world with exaggerated  imagination. When this chakra is balanced we feel clear, focused, and  can determine between truth and illusion. We are open to receiving  wisdom and insight. The lesson of this chakra is to see the big picture.  

7th or Crown Chakra 

Located at the top of the head.  

Physical imbalance include depression, inability to learn, sensitivity to light, sound, environment. Emotional  imbalances include issues with self-knowledge and greater power.  Imbalances arise from rigid thoughts on religion and spirituality,  constant confusion, carry prejudices, “analysis paralysis.” Fear of  alienation.  

When this chakra is balanced, we live in the present moment. We have an unshakeable trust in our inner guidance.